Anna Bethea is the UUA Lifespan Faith Engagement Director, empowering people to find liberation and make meaning in their lives. Anna has a background in social work, served as a Director of Religious Exploration at the UU Church of Tallahassee, and also worked as the UUA Outreach Specialist before their current role in Lifespan Faith Engagement office. Anna believes in the power of curiosity and respectful mischief in helping humanity get over itself and evolve.
Anna was born and raised near Tokyo, Japan, before moving to Central Florida. They identify as a hafu (mixed race), queer, fluid woman of color and trauma survivor who holds strands of Christian, Buddhist, and pagan spirituality. A former gamer and sci-fi geek, Anna currently enjoys naps, hikes in the woods, and has a newfound love of escape rooms! They live in Tallahassee, Florida with their witty spouse Daniel and adorable dog Kira. Anna’s mom (and best friend) Yoko lives nearby.